Ridge of Gargoyles - Minaret

The climbing routes up Minaret on the Ridge of Gargoyles are Grade II, 5.3-5.6.

Approach

Upper Quilcene Trail to Shelter Rock Camp.

Ascent Route

Cross river and brush crash to chute that accesses lower slopes of Ridge of Gargoyles. Route up Minaret has variability with a 5.6 option. Probably 2-3 pitches up this remote peak in the Olympics.

  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Intermediate Alpine
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,500 ft
  • 6,200 ft
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